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Ambulatory Medical Coder

Company:
Frontline National
Location:
Belleville, Illinois, United States
Posted:
November 05, 2018
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Description:

Frontline National is currently seeking an Ambulatory Medical Coder for a full time opportunity near Belleville, Illinois. Please apply online or contact a recruiter directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Job Duties:

-Responsible for assignment of accurate E&M, ICD, CPT and HCPCS codes and modifiers from medical record documentation.

-Identifies and abstracts information from medical records (paper or electronic) for special studies and audits, internal and external.

-Interacts with facility staff to ensure documentation is clear and supports coding assignments. Educates staff through individual or group in-serves and training sessions.

-Maintains a delinquency report of missing records in order to facilitate completion of work within the required thresholds.

-Works closely with the coding supervisor/auditor during audit process.

-Ensures all required component parts of the medical record that pertain to coding are present, accurate and comply with DoD and JCAHO requirements.

-Works with Coding Compliance-Editor software to ensure records are accurately coded.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of the following:

-Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHQA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Coder Specialist (CCS), Certified Coder Specialist ~ Physician (CCS-P) are preferred for outpatient/ambulatory surgery medical coders as long as candidate has a minimum of three year experience in the outpatient setting (physician's office or ambulatory care centers) within the last five years.

-Certification must be from an accredited institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

Experience:

-Minimum of three years' experience in the outpatient setting (ambulatory care centers) within the last five years is required or a minimum of two years if experience if that experience was in a military treatment facility. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a

qualifying factor.

-Position requires excellent computer/communication skills for provider and staff interactions

-Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process, medical terminology, coding guidelines

(outpatient), documentation requirements, familiarity with medications and reimbursement guidelines; andencoder experience.

-Must have ability to handle multiple projects and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet

deadlines.

Security:

-National Background Investigation

-Must be US Citizen

-Reliable transportation to and from work site

License/Certification and Training:

-Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association

-Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHQA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Ceilified Coder Specialist (CCS), Certified Coder Specialist ~ Physician (CCS-P) are preferred (see Education)

Schedule:

-Monday to Friday between 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.